Phonics and Reading
A high quality systematic phonic lesson is taught every day at Collingwood Primary. The children in year 1 spend at least twenty minutes each day engaging in fun, lively activities that teach them how to be successful readers. We follow the Letters and Sounds book which is taken from the National Curriculum, and this is taught daily in Reception, Key Stage 1 and when needed in Key Stage 2.
We believe in the value of our youngest pupils reading with an adult every day to ensure that they have the best possible start. In year 1 we run our ‘every child, every day’ initiative. Drawing on the expertise of our most highly effective reading teachers we strive to encourage and empower confident and competent early readers. Years 2 through to year 6 we have daily whole class guided reading with targeted support where needed.